The strength of FBU membership

Unity is strength, and this key trade union principle was clearly recognised by the 11 new members from Portland fire station in Dorset, writes Dorset brigade organiser Scott Blandford. I paid a visit to Portland, a retained fire station in Dorset, last December, to discuss FBU membership benefits...

Anti-racist rally

Firefighters unite against the far-right

Firefighters are proud to stand with anti-racist organisations and oppose the toxic rhetoric of far-right leaders, writes Ben Selby. Firefighters are committed to a culturally diverse, tolerant society and are troubled by the challenge we face from the racist and fascist right in the UK. On Sunday...

James Watt Street fire 50 years on

50 years on from the James Watt Street fire which killed 22 people, Denise Christie, Scottish secretary, reflects on the events of 18 November 1968. The James Watt Street fire, a fatal factory fire in Glasgow, was notable for the huge loss of life, with 22 employees killed and trapped in a building...

Age discrimination pension case Court of Appeal update: day 2

Age discrimination pension case Court of Appeal update: day 2 6 NOVEMBER 2018 Following on from the update from day 1, which outlined the government’s case, day 2 provided the opportunity to counter their arguments. The nature of the case means that this update covers some points which are complex...

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